Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Lewis's Tower

Lewis's Tower stands on the site where, during the Prince of Nassau's attempeted invasion in 1779, Rector du Parq had placed his cannon to attack the French forces as they tried to land. In 1787 a more permanent structure was built to house three 24-pounder cannon. It was replaced in 1835 by a true Mortello tower named in honour of Col. G G Lewis, the commanding officer of the Royal Engineers. During the Occupation the Germans built a concrete extension at its base to house a searchlight.

The tower is available as a holiday let. Split over three levels, it provides basic stone hut accommodation with electricity and lighting but is not connected to any other utilities. It can accommodate up to ten people overnight in sleeping bags although only three day beds are provided.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


Kim, USA said...

That is beautiful and a very interesting place.

I am inviting you to join me here
Water World Wednesday

Ann said...

Beautiful structure, I'm sure it would make for a very interesting place to have an event.

Roger Owen Green said...

Interesting history.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sandi said...

Thank you for visiting and your comments about my travel plans! I chose Manchester randomly, I just wanted to see something other than London!

Are these photos by chance of the Isle of Jersey? I'm curious, because my ancestors came from there, and it is one of the places we plan to visit on our trip.

Jaime Clark said...

This is such an informative post. The place looks so Lonely.

Marie said...

Fascinating! I would love to stay there! You live 8in such an interesting part of the world!

Thank you for commenting on my Fridays Fences post!